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Product of the Week: Blue Q Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Sip with a smirk. Blue Q’s sarcastic humor is evident in its new line of reusable stainless steel water bottles.
By Samantha Schwartz
July 2009 Web
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According to Blue Q, this water bottle is for you “if Al Gore is a pin up on your wall, you know the best hair conditioner for dreds or maybe you're just a thoughtful, caring human being.”
Photo Courtesy Blue Q

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Save the environment with some sass. Blue Q’s new line of reusable stainless steel water bottles sends a stylish, sustainability message.

Blue Q has manufactured cleverly designed household items since 1988. This summer, Blue Q released its line of 11 water bottles that suit every style. The classy black Sticks and Stones design is complemented by a toothy whale in the I Heart Water design. Or one can be a witty dissenter with the Holy Water design with the catch phrase “TAP into it” (a popular buy with the Dieting With Jesus magnet set).

Blue Q’s line is not just funny business. Blue Q is dedicated to reducing the 38 million water bottles per year that end up in landfills. The 20-ounce bottles are made of food-grade stainless steel. Decorated with durable lead-free ink, these bottles aren’t average-looking, either.

The quirky bottles cost $18 each, and Blue Q has agreed to donate 1 percent of the bottles’ sales to the Nature Conservancy .

Blue Q knows that plastic bottles will not disappear overnight; therefore they also make Blue Q shopping bags woven from 95 percent used plastic bottles, bags and grain sacks. The production process does not create any physical waste.

Blue Q is sold in select stores. Find the closest Blue Q retailer to you . If you cannot find one, the full collection is online.

More on green water:

• Think you’re a water whiz? Take our quiz and see.

• Wish you could wave a magic wand and get clean water ?

• Find out how managing editor Jessica Kellner was able to avoid water bottles while traveling .

• See the water wise oasis that won the Editor’s Choice award in our anniversary issue.

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